UPDATE: Woman Injured in Drive-By Shooting in Concord

January 10, 2014 16:17 pm · 109 comments



At least one person has been injured in an afternoon drive-by shooting on Grant St. in North Concord.

The shooting occurred at about 3:40pm on Friday.

We’re hearing the victim, who is a woman, was possibly shot in the back of the head.

The suspects are described as black males and black females who were possibly in a maroon Honda four-door. Witnesses say the passenger reached out and shot several rounds. One suspect had long dreadlocks.

Police are currently in the area searching for the suspects.

Police believe this shooting could be related to an earlier fight at Mt. Diablo High School in Concord.

UPDATE, 5pm: At least two people have been detained. It is unknown if they have been arrested.

The search has been called off for any other suspects.

The condition of the victim is currently unknown.

We will give you another update when police release more information.

UPDATE, 5:53pm: A CT Scan was done on the victim. Her condition is still unknown.

Helicopter requested January 10, 2014 at 4:22 PM

CHP helicopter was requested, no ETA

Anonamouse January 10, 2014 at 4:22 PM

The gentrification of Oakland continued and the debris keeps washing up here.

Outta here January 10, 2014 at 4:23 PM

very classy!

One suspect January 10, 2014 at 4:23 PM

seems to be in a house nearby the shooting site.

Incognito January 10, 2014 at 4:24 PM

I have a jury duty summons for Monday the 13th.
Between this incident today and the strong-armed robbery at Concord Bart, any guesses as to what types of individuals I’ll be seeing at the Courthouse awaiting trial?

Star One January 10, 2014 at 4:24 PM

CHP helicopter, EAT less than 5 min.

RANDOM TASK January 10, 2014 at 4:25 PM

hmmm juveniles with with hoodies maybe…. they left bart headed that way ……wow can not believe how blatant this is ……ahhhhh feels like Antioch …have fun now because the next few years will be so fun as all your belongings will be pilfered and you might even be lucky enough to be shot ……..another day in paradise for concord ….at least only your car gets stolen at todos dineros park ….the favorite money laundering pit for the city council and fake mayor ……..enjoy

CPD January 10, 2014 at 4:25 PM

doing a great job, I love these guys.

Suzanne January 10, 2014 at 4:25 PM

I hope everyone is ok! What was that all about!?

Suzanne January 10, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Oh God, read before I write. I hope she makes it!

spelchek January 10, 2014 at 4:28 PM

I do believe you mean ETA.

stacee January 10, 2014 at 4:29 PM

is that what the helicopters are flying over here for near port chicago?

sillyfilly454 January 10, 2014 at 4:30 PM

The bird is up & circling the vacinity of Knoll to N.6th. They have a visual of 2 males- 1 with long dreads & 1 with no shirt. Hope they get em soon- thats waaaaay to close to home…..

anon January 10, 2014 at 4:31 PM

It’s more like Oakland here little by little every day.

Obama January 10, 2014 at 4:31 PM

That could be my Honda

News copters also overhead January 10, 2014 at 4:32 PM

getting in the way

cindy January 10, 2014 at 4:32 PM

3 helicopters flying over north Concord.

inmotion January 10, 2014 at 4:35 PM

That explains channel 7 chopper.

Travis January 10, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Does Concord PD still have officers assigned to the high schools?

biggus thinkus January 10, 2014 at 4:36 PM

been outside, gonna go onto the e-scanner now

NoMoreFreeRide January 10, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Remember when Concord wasn’t a Sanctuary City (It is) and when it wasn’t full of Section 8 housing? What a wonderful city it was and so full of pride not it’s rapidly turning into a dump. Better wake up people your property values will sink like the Titanic. North Concord is becoming an extension of Oakland and Pittsburg.

Made the Ch. 7 news January 10, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Police still searching the perimeter.

Wow January 10, 2014 at 4:41 PM

This is crazy…I grew up in concord it was never this bad growing up. Sad that people don’t know how to stop violence, or like it was when I was a kid you had a problem with someone you fought after or during school no weapons involved. Kids these days have no kind of respect for anyone’s life. It’s a damn shame.

two alarm fire January 10, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Lisa Ln and Iron Horse trail. Trailer Park trailers in danger.

CPD spread thin today.

Living in a bubble January 10, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Do we know the status of the woman shot? I pray the gunshot wound was not fatal, and that she won’t suffer any long term damage.

When these little bastards get caught they should have to clean up the blood shed with their toothbrushes, and then spend a cold lonely night in a morgue next to a dead body. Bet they would not be so tough then!!

Please pray for the victim and her family in her time of need.

Sidney January 10, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Did they get them…bc they are still circling!

LE January 10, 2014 at 4:47 PM

News is showing Concord High School

sillyfilly454 January 10, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Any word on the woman that was shot? Prayers people…..!

@21 January 10, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Concord IS NOT a sanctuary city…been asked and answered at a city council mtg.

two alarm fire January 10, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Almost out, thanks fire department

Spooky to hear all the copters January 10, 2014 at 4:50 PM


Scared January 10, 2014 at 4:51 PM

I was just out for a walk with my kids! Why aren’t police telling us to stay inside? I had no idea anything was going on. This is craziness!!

N.Concord Biker January 10, 2014 at 4:52 PM

L & L in back yard not to far from it!
Run homies run, my dogs is hungry
and my rounds are hot! GO CPD!

kris January 10, 2014 at 4:52 PM

I work at Oak Grove Plaza and saw 2 cops sprint to their cars and haul ass towards downtown Concord around that time.. Scary stuff. Hope all this ends.

Wow January 10, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Mayor please keep us up dated on the victim. God bless her family

Star one January 10, 2014 at 4:54 PM

being released from scene.

Any word on the January 10, 2014 at 4:56 PM

injured woman? I pray the wound is not serious and that her recovery is quick.

Sleep Well Tonight January 10, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Is so reassuring to know California State government, controlled by democrats in concert with CA State Legislature with it’s super majority democrat control, has reduced State Prison population by over 25,000 convicted Felons.

I heard on the scanner that January 10, 2014 at 5:02 PM

there are no guns registered at the house where the suspects were hiding.

Want to bet the weapon was purchased illegally?

You can also be sure that none of the people involved in this terrible incident are legal gun owners.

Responsible law abiding gun owners don’t do things like this.

Tighten up the laws on illegal guns and there may be something accomplished. Taking guns or setting overwhelming restrictions for legal responsible gun owners does nothing for the bums with illegal guns.

itsme January 10, 2014 at 5:05 PM

What’s an e-scanner?

liselle January 10, 2014 at 5:06 PM

I hope them punks get caught & I pray whoever got shot is alive & to (mr no more free ride) not everyone on section 8 is ghetto dont be sterrotyping people !

Tc January 10, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Concord is so ghetto. I’m glad I live in Walnut Creek and don’t have to deal with the section 8 crowd.

Cer January 10, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Bet.. They are students that got to mt. D and live in pittsburg

Tall blonde January 10, 2014 at 5:16 PM

@itsme… An e-scanner is an app you can download on your smartphone. I use the “5-0” app for the iPhone. You can then choose which feed you want to hear. Currently listening to Concord PD dispatch.

Fig Newton January 10, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Let me guess,,,They might have Gold Teef,,,baggy pants,,super clean new 250.00 shoes,,hat on sideways,,maybe covering their left ear! Some ghetto looking hoodie,,,,,,,,,,,,,But beware you out of towners,,CPD has a good handle on crime!!!!!!!!!!! With all this rif raf coming in from the east,,CPD is on top of this on going problem!

Michelle January 10, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Does anyone have an update on the victim?

Wow January 10, 2014 at 5:25 PM

@TC not everyone on section is ghetto.

Mrs. T January 10, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Tc crime happens everywhere even in your beloved WC. Stop being a douche. How about a positive comment instead of your hate.
Praying for the victim hope she recovers with no serious issues. I pray that these thugs get caught and pay for what they did. Lord help us all.

Starfish January 10, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Kudos to the Concord PD for this response!

Mom2Boys January 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM

@TC – wow! You are so ridiculous! Concord is GREAT. Because an incident (or more than WCreek) happens here doesn’t mean all of us who live here are like that. I live in a beautiful downtown Concord neighborhood with wonderful houses, people, families, neighbors etc. I have 2 young children and a Husband. We are not Section 8 but I love where I live. I can walk to the Farmer’s Market, store, park, restaurants, live concerts etc. There are Section 8 in every city…YES even in Walnut Creek. Why don’t you do research before making such dumb comments.

DAVID January 10, 2014 at 5:32 PM

I live in Pittsburg and it has greatly improved since the 90’s. It’s a great city. Go pick on the new ghetto, Antioch!

Hope they find them... January 10, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Is that a shotgun hanging outside the copters window?

Also off subject Mayor, any news about the Claycordian that was killed in a motorcycle accident on the freeway today?

SS January 10, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Is that section of Grant St. the one that runs from Solano to Hillcrest Park area?

Claire January 10, 2014 at 5:39 PM

I live in Walnut Creek. It’s not like it’s Alamo, Orinda or Danville.

Crime happens everywhere. But certain areas of Concord have gone downhill.

Growing up in PH, I never thought I’d see a drive by in Concord. Very unfortunate……

Anon January 10, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Last time I checked crime happens in every city. A friend of mine was shot and killed about 6 years ago in Walnut Creek. There isn’t much you can do about it. I used to live near downtown concord and when it was time for my oldest to start school we realized how crappy the schools are we moved. So If you don’t want to be a victim of a drive by just move.

Mr. Pink January 10, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Never understand how this stuff happens and people seem to get away so easily.

Anon January 10, 2014 at 5:41 PM

And Walnut Creek has low income housing right by Bart on Las Juntas.

Tall blonde January 10, 2014 at 5:43 PM

@ SS…. Yes, it is the small stretch of Grant the runs between Solano and Olivera.

dude January 10, 2014 at 5:45 PM


Atticus Thraxx January 10, 2014 at 5:45 PM

CPD will NOT put up with gunfire on their streets. We’re lucky to have them. In case you missed it the first two times around, they could use our help: http://claycord.com/2014/01/08/concord-officers-riding-in-the-police-unity-tour-to-washington-d-c-lets-help-em-raise-funds-for-the-law-enforcement-officers-memorial/

Scan fan January 10, 2014 at 5:46 PM

It’s coming from the west, not the east…

Shark January 10, 2014 at 5:51 PM

I’m with David,if I ever had to move over the hill,Pittsburg would be my choice.Much improved downtown area and a very nice marina/launch ramp.Lots of good history and great families.
I pray for the victims fast recovery,God bless her family.

So sad January 10, 2014 at 5:53 PM

@anon did you really say if you do t want to be a victim of a drive by just move? Like you can predict a drive by. They can happen anywhere and it isn’t so easy for some people to up and move. So insensitive. There is a woman fighting for her life am you are saying she should have just moved so she didn’t get shot on the back of the head?

Scan fan January 10, 2014 at 5:55 PM

E-county has many successful young people…don’t kid yourselves about “what town you live in”. Open your eyes and protect your family, yourself, and your property. We have raised news anchors, lawyers, pilots, firefighters, accountants, and many nurses serving at a hospital near you. We loved this agricultural area with great schools and views as much as you love your town…hold on tight folks…APD rocks!

Jenny January 10, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Walnut creek has just the same amount of issues as concord does !

Richardsfamily January 10, 2014 at 5:59 PM

NoMoreFreeRide, TC
So dramatic, clearly you don’t live in Concord nor have you ever been in North Concord if you think that.

cvhsgradclassof80 January 10, 2014 at 6:02 PM

Cer@43, Pittsburg students go to Pittsburg High, Bay point students go to Mt D. Thats because your beloved school district choose to close Pacifica High school in Bay Point

Shooting in Wendy's January 10, 2014 at 6:06 PM

W T F !

@ Mr. Mayor January 10, 2014 at 6:08 PM
Lisa January 10, 2014 at 6:12 PM

I hope this doesn’t lead to more shootings. Not a good day in Concord.

me January 10, 2014 at 6:16 PM

So glad I moved out of there and now my kids have moved too. It’s gotten so bad in the North and in the Monument area.

Scared January 10, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Another shooting just reported at Wendy’s on monument

CW January 10, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Scary! I used to drive on Grant St. twice per day because my daughter attended the Early Intervention preschool program at the George Miller Center. While the neighborhood clearly was not an upscale one, it never struck me as unsafe during the day (unlike the Monument corridor).

@TC January 10, 2014 at 6:22 PM

You should hope that Concord can stop this kind of stuff. It’s the only buffer between you & the ghettos East County.

@ Mr. Mayor January 10, 2014 at 6:34 PM

@ CW….
Please provide me the list of upscale neighborhoods where nothing bad will ever happen to me or my family! I will be eternally grateful! NOT!!!

Home Girl January 10, 2014 at 6:40 PM

This is crazy! Praying for her…..

@ Mr. Mayor January 10, 2014 at 6:40 PM

I am sorry Mr. Mayor..for my recent comment…post if you will…I try so hard not to judge on comments…but sometimes I get fed up with the ignorant comments!

itsme January 10, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Hope the George Miller Center and Headstart were put on lockdown!

Tree Farm January 10, 2014 at 6:57 PM


That isn’t a gun coming out of the helicopter. It is the overhead wire cutter, mounted on top of the helicopter cabin. There is one on the bottom also. Theory is, it will cut a powerline/cable instead of bringing down the helo, if it gets to close to overhead wires.

Concord Mike January 10, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Prayers for the victim. Justice for the perp.


Just to keep this in perspective, Concord has a crime rate that continues to be lower than the state and national average, and most violent crimes in this town are committed by offenders who know the victim personally.

Silva January 10, 2014 at 7:10 PM

I’m leaning towards going back to Oakland. The neighborhood there’s coming up while Concord’s in freefall.

Bunch of tards January 10, 2014 at 7:22 PM

For all you stupid people who are talking about section 8 people , you’re IDIOTS. Just because one person who is on it does something illegal doesn’t mean we all do. Me and my mom are on it and I work my ass off and go to college. Some of us are less fortunate when it comes to money. So before you say something rude think about it. And concord isn’t the only place that has violence. It’s everywhere, some cities are better at hiding things than others. So before you judge, do some research !!!

Meme January 10, 2014 at 7:51 PM

I wander if the strong arm robbery at Bart today is in anyway connected to this.

Ted K., SuperMax January 10, 2014 at 7:54 PM


Guilt by association.

Get off of Section 8 (government welfare) and you’ll feel alot better about yourself and your situation.

So sad January 10, 2014 at 8:01 PM

@just saying I couldn’t agree more! Everything you said is so true.

auntigommy January 10, 2014 at 8:05 PM

what is the web link for the scanner??

Baza January 10, 2014 at 8:05 PM

I do blame section 8! for the quality of people that have invading concord!

livesteam31 January 10, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Scarey when you are sitting in ER at John Muir Concord and a woman runs in holding her head and yelling I have been shot in the head. You have no idea where the shooter is, but at least he was not with her still shooting. Scarey times

Mrs. T January 10, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Definitely agree with you #82. AMEN

@87 January 10, 2014 at 8:33 PM
Neal January 10, 2014 at 8:41 PM

@ lala—89

Just because there are more white people (there will always be more white people in a predominately white society) doesn’t mean they’re living a lifestyle that Just saying was describing.

People need to take responsibility for their own communities. Ever listened to Bill Cosby?

The truth hurts.

NRA #1 fan and member January 10, 2014 at 8:43 PM

@ #82 Just Saying

I’m with you 100% on your opinion.

Have you seen the cursing toddler video…….sad


BCuzItzClaycord January 10, 2014 at 9:11 PM

#75 – they don’t have drive-by shootings in Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Danville or Alamo so there are your better neighborhoods But then again they have better educated/high income residents so that might have something to do with lack of Oakland/Richmond type of activities.

#83 – maybe your mother should get off Section 8 and work as hard as you. But the term “tards” shows you lack of education so perhaps you think going to DVC or LMC is “real” college

Drive-by shootings = Concord has finally hit bottom.. Can only improve or get better at this point as it has sunk to the lowest point possible

JLG January 10, 2014 at 9:20 PM

At some point we need to take the guns from the young thugs,

Always Right January 10, 2014 at 9:30 PM

@just saying – everything you said is true, but the
tragedy of what has happened to the black family since 1965 and LBJ’s GS fiasco is now being evidenced in white and brown families as well.

Did you know the overall rate of out of wedlock births is now over 40% for the entire country? We are rapidly devolving to a two class society: those who have been raised by loving, responsible parents and those who have been raised by hapless single mothers in a rainbow of colors.

CW January 10, 2014 at 9:38 PM

It isn’t about race but about a ghetto culture. We have African-American friends who are graduates of Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, and West Point and their kids are well-behaved and clean-cut. Which is more than can be said about plenty of white kids

Just saying January 10, 2014 at 9:41 PM

@94 yes, unfortunately I have seen that toddler video, which partially led me to comment on this post. I can see how children from a very young develop the mentality to disrespect themselves, and others. 20 years from now that toddler could be one of the individuals responsible for a drive by shooting.

And the sad truth is that there is so much we can do as a community to deal with these problems. Perhaps even the idea of having weekly townhall meetings in Concord to discuss some of the sociological problems that exist in our communities would go along way to solving these issues. I don’t believe that moving out of Concord is the best solution. And putting more cops on the street is unrealistic given our existing budget problems.

Concord use to be a great town to live in, and I believe it can be – once again!!

Just saying January 10, 2014 at 9:54 PM

@lala well, yes I am very much for real. But I was not attempting in any way to try and make this a racial issue. I believe that crime is not just black problem, or hispanic problem or white problem…this is a community problem.

But we cannot ignore the fact that as an ethnic group blacks have a higher rate of incarceration in our prison system, lower income levels, higher rates of dropping out of school, and less stable family environment (i.e. two parent households). These are sociological problems that we must address.

Peanut Gallery January 10, 2014 at 10:09 PM

Same old descriptions! Stay in Oakland

Anon John January 11, 2014 at 12:15 AM

Its a shame that people cant fight on their own and got to pick up a gun.

concerned citizen January 11, 2014 at 12:46 AM

How do u get illegal guns off the street? You lock them up for 25-50yrs for illegally possessing a firearm. Simple as that. First time offenders get a slap on the wrist. There is no real punishment dished out until they actually shoot someone. Its maddening

Silva January 11, 2014 at 11:45 AM

@lala #86; if you are advers to reading a multidude of racial slurs, don’t read anything here!

Silva January 11, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Concerned Citizen #103; that’s a novel approach!

RANDOM TASK January 11, 2014 at 2:02 PM

ugh so everyone still just comments and sticks their head in the ground saying it happens to everyone else ……..well done just what the dems want you to do ……..grats

Kirk January 11, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Mr Task, I loaded two pistols while the chopper circled. I got my flu shot today, tomahawk tucked by my car seat.

Although I have been dismayed by your punctuation, if you ever see an Indian at the evora range with a dew rag stop and say hi.

That goes for you too NRA.

Suzanne January 11, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Well, Rapid rate, it seems you have issues.

surf mom January 12, 2014 at 12:19 AM

great – I just enrolled my son at Mt Diablo … and live right down the street , actually couldn’t get he after buying gas at Bonfaire yesterday , what are we doing here?

Polywifey January 12, 2014 at 9:59 AM

I have lived in Concord my entire life, some of these comments make me LOL. A shooting in Concord is so rare, that this is probably the only one or the two I have ever heard of. People need to calm down. Concord has changed yes I agree, but it is not going downhill. It is still very quiet and is considered a “square” town, meaning it’s boring to some cause nothing happens. There is crime everywhere. We see the crazies every now and then but even the homeless people here that everyone is so scared of are even very harmless. I love Concord because it’s far from violent. My husband was born and raised in East Oakland and trust me Concord is far from that.

lowey January 14, 2014 at 11:56 AM

that area has been bad since the mid 90s anyone who grew up in concord knows that ..and i think back then it was way worse then now…everyone knows solano and monumet.are the bad areas

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